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Old 04-07-2015, 10:44   #16
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Re: Trip from FT Lauderdale to New Orleans

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You are going to have a two hour wait at the locks.
Lake Okeechobee
Time your passage.
You can cut over at Marathon for the keys route.
But have fins, mask, snorkel and a sharp knife as the crabbers have so many pots payed out with no pattern at all.
A real mess.
After I had dodged my thousandth crab pot going from Little Shark River to Marathon, I told my wife it would be a miracle if we made it to Marathon without snagging one. An hour later, we did. At least he water is pretty clear when you go over the side.
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After I had dodged my thousandth crab pot going from Little Shark River to Marathon, I told my wife it would be a miracle if we made it to Marathon without snagging one. An hour later, we did. At least he water is pretty clear when you go over the side.
Had the same experience. We didn't cut it loose, unwrapped it but did have tails. Six in the trap. I hope they found their trap since we sailed it out of the channel,
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You are going to have a two hour wait at the locks.
Lake Okeechobee
Time your passage.
You can cut over at Marathon for the keys route.
But have fins, mask, snorkel and a sharp knife as the crabbers have so many pots payed out with no pattern at all.
A real mess.
Crab season was over May 15th. Starts again October 15th.
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Crab season was over May 15th. Starts again October 15th.
I thought they where spiny lobsters. Tails aren't as good as Maine tails.
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